Data set from Student loan forecasts for England

Historical and forecast number of full-time higher education undergraduate course entrants, by domicile

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Data set details

Finance and funding
Student loan forecasts for England
Release type
Geographic levels
  • Number of entrants
  • Actual or Forecast value
  • Domicile
  • Population type
Time period
2014/15 to 2024/25

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Table showing first 5 rows, from underlying data
All entrantsTotal201415376000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
All entrantsEngland domiciled201415356000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
All entrantsEU domiciled20141521000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Eligible loan entrantsTotal201415342000Academic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual
Eligible loan entrants inclusive of nursing, midwifery and AHP entrantsTotal201415NAAcademic yearNationalE92000001EnglandActual

Variables in this data set

Table showing all 4 variables
Variable nameVariable description
actual_forecastActual or Forecast value - Filter by Actual or Forecast values
categoryPopulation type - Filter by population type
domicileDomicile - Filter by domicile
entrantsNumber of entrants


  1. Although 2018/19 entrants are outturn, 2018/19 eligible loan entrants are partially forecast based on historic proportions of entrants eligible for tuition fee loans.
  2. Coverage: Full-time undergraduate entrants to higher education institutions (HEIs) and former designated alternative providers (APs) registered as Approved (fee cap) in the OfS registration, by domicile.
  3. Eligible loan entrants include all full-time undergraduate entrants eligible for tuition fee loans, age 17 and above.
  4. Figures have been rounded to the closest 1,000 students.
  5. Undergraduate entrants to further education colleges (FECs), former non-designated APs and providers registered as Approved in the OfS registration are excluded. The included entrants account for the majority of undergraduate entrants.
  6. Since 2017/18, nursing, midwifery and allied health profession (AHP) entrants have been part of the main student support system, making them eligible to receive tuition fee loans.

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